Botox and Filler 101
- Posted on: Oct 2 2023
Botox & Neurotoxins
Botox is the most well-known neurotoxin to treat dynamic expression lines, such as frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, smile lines, neck bands, and vertical lip lines. The muscles in the face move when laughing or frowning, resulting in permanent wrinkles. But don’t worry! Botox and other neurotoxins can prevent these lines from deepening and erase them completely (for three to four months), leaving you with a much younger and more refreshed look.
How do Neurotoxins Work?
Neurotoxins, such as Botox, function by impeding communication between nerves and muscles. They block the release of a chemical that signals muscles to contract, causing a temporary relaxation. This effect helps in decreasing the appearance of wrinkles and can also be employed to treat conditions like muscle spasms. Botox and other neurotoxins are FDA-approved and have been utilized for years by physicians to correct visible signs of stress and aging.
What can Botox/Neurotoxins do for me?
Botox and other neurotoxins are a quick, safe, and effective way to eliminate wrinkles for up to four months. These neurotoxins rejuvenate your look by smoothing crow’s feet around your eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows, and horizontal lines across the forehead. Through a series of tiny injections, neurotoxins prevent wrinkles effectively with little to no downtime and discomfort.
Neurotoxins Offered at NDDA
Dermal fillers are a type of injectable that are utilized in cosmetic procedures to add volume, fill in lines, and enhance facial contours. They are typically composed of hyaluronic acid. Dermal fillers can be applied to plump lips, smooth folds, and restore volume in areas like the cheeks and under the eyes. Fillers provide immediate outcomes and are more commonly utilized to achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance without the need for surgery. Dermal fillers are not permanent and typically last from several months to a year or more, depending on the type of filler used and other patient-specific factors.
What Concerns Can Filler Address?
Fillers are most commonly used to achieve a fuller look for the lips and create facial symmetry. Most often by filling the cheeks and jawline. They also help restore lost volume caused by aging. Dermal fillers can also be used to reshape the nose, reduce under-eye hollows, and rejuvenate aging hands.
Dermal Filler Offered at NDDA
Botox & Filler Duo
To help you achieve optimal aesthetic results, Botox and dermal fillers can be used together. Botox is effective in dealing with dynamic wrinkles that are caused by muscle movements. While fillers are used to fill in static wrinkles and lines that are present when the face is at rest. Cosmetic dermatologists often combine these two treatments to comprehensively address the signs of aging and achieve their patients achieve their desired aesthetic look.
It is important to consult an experienced medical professional for Botox and filler treatments. A deep understanding of facial anatomy, precise product placement, and an artistic eye are crucial to achieving natural-looking results. Qualified practitioners also prioritize patient safety, minimizing potential risks and side effects.
At North Dallas Dermatology Associates, our physicians can help you achieve your aesthetic goals by customizing a treatment plan. Book a consultation with us to learn more about fillers and neurotoxins, and take a step closer to attaining your aesthetic goals.
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